The Most Beautiful Day

Happy Tuesday!
We have a fun new challenge for you at Tuesday Throwdown - Welcome Spring!!  With all the flowers in bloom and the warmer weather rolling in, it's not too hard to find some sort of inspiration from your window.  I love this time of year when the world comes back to life!  It's refreshing, and hearing the birds sing and the frogs chirp outside just makes my heart happy.

Our awesome sponsor this week is MyGrafico and they have provided us with some super adorable images to use on our cards!
I used an image from the Lady Labybug set and printed it off super large so it was the focus of my card.  Then used my Inktense pencils to watercolor it in.  I'm learning that it is really important to layer up your watercoloring.  I'm the type of person that likes to do it once and be done, but it doesn't always work that way.  Watercolor needs layers..plain and simple :)

While my large flower dried, I worked on my background.  I blended out a few light shades of blue around where my flower would sit and then took a couple of stamps from Winnie & Walter's In Bloom:  Addie's Garden set and stamped them in black around the outside.  I wanted to have the look of a nice large bouquet without having all the bulk of each image cut out and layered into it.

I absolutely love how it looks!  The flower is the focal point, but the outlined foliage is the perfect backdrop for it!

Once my flower was dry, I turned it into a shaker!  I only added tiny beads and seed beads since this window was super small.  But I think that combo worked out perfectly!

For the sentiment, I used one from last month's Hero Arts kit and white embossed it onto some vellum before stretching that across the whole card front.  I scattered some little drops of glossy accents all around the arrangement and that finished the card!!

I hope you will join us this week for our Welcome Spring challenge!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    AAA Cards #63-CAS Shaker
    Artistic Inspirations #155-Anything Goes
    Crafting When We Can #118-Add Flowers
    The Cat's Pajamas #313-Flowers

Thanks so much for visiting! <3


  1. Wow!! stunning coloring and such a sweet design! Love the shaker element : )


  2. Beautiful colors/coloring, I love what you've done with the image. Thanks so much for joining us at The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday Challenge!

  3. Love that gorgeous flower - and so beautifully watercoloured! Great idea to turn it into a shaker - those beads really complete the design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

  4. This is stunning! The blue makes the whole card pop!I love Inktense Pencils as well but don't do nearly as good a job as this. Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards! Justine

  5. Great card! Your watercoloured flower is amazing. It caught my eye. Hugs, Maja

  6. Absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you for joining the TCP Tuesday challenge at The Cat's Pajamas.

  7. This card is gorgeous! Love the coloring, layout and the beautiful flower! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting When We Can!
    Carolyn, DT

  8. wow that is stunning. Your colouring is amazing and I love the vellum banner. Thankyou for joining us over at Brown Sugar for our 'Add flowers'challenge. Hope you come and join in again Lynda DT xx